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by Magnus Johansson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Olympics Women's Team Sprint - final meters
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Olympics Women's Team Sprint - final meters

Congratulations to team USA! Stina said before the race that she didn't want to have Jessica with her the last 100 m, and now we know why. Fantastic effort by both Kikkan and Jessica.
by Magnus Johansson
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can u believe?!
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Can u believe?!

76 degrees in Nordic Virginia yesterday. A whopping 5 inches of snow of the entire season! 96 inches for the season 3-hours away in WV but their snow is melting fast. Another 70+ day is in the forecast for next week. That is quite high summer temperatures here in Sweden. How long is winter normally...
by Magnus Johansson
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Fun w new skis!

JeffOYB wrote:So is the whole binding diff for skate and not just the bumpers?

Compare your R3 skate binding with your classic R4 binding to see if that is the case.
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we still need tracks?
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Do we still need tracks?

Watching the women's finals, it seemed liked they were out of the tracks quite a bit. Question - is it easier to DP in or outside of the tracks? Often when Stina Nilsson and her friends and competitors double-pole out of the track instead of in the track it is because the glide is better out of the...
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: XCSkiForum
Topic: Have I been blocked?
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Have I been blocked?

rmattson wrote:Unfortunately without account credentials they will not help you and I'm not about to offer up the account information.

People call a lot of garbage that they spew the truth and often it is thinly veiled.

What have I written that is not true?
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!

JeffOYB wrote:You mean in rollerskiing those who us other brands are not welcome or allowed?

Roller skis of the same brand and model are provided to all competitors by the arranger of the competition.
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Fun w new skis!

Still confused. That's a pic of front bumpers. It seems like you're saying that skate bindings have both front and rear bumpers. Yes, skate bindings have front and rear bumpers; classic bindings have only front bumpers. I always thought that skate and classic were the same except for stiffness of b...
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!

Let's be honest - maybe 6-8 countries have the waxing budgets to truly be competitive at this level. I think this is part of the reason why nordic skiing will always have a limited audience. A race should NOT be determined by the size of a countries waxing budget. It seems like classic skiing is ev...
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Fun w new skis!

But the Nordic Skate link shows a classic binding w rear bumper... Maybe I just need softer bumpers all around? Do you have a link to pic of a Rotte R4 classic w no rear bumper? Those with rear bumpers are for skating. Here are the ones for classic: http://www.nordicskaters.com/products/catalog/xc-...
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger

The reasonable thing to do would have been to not visit this forum if it was suspected that so-called spoilers could appear. The problem with your suggestion is that spoilers would still appear if people use the "Unread posts" feature. Then they should not use that feature during the time...
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Fun w new skis!

One binding is mounted 1/3" different from the other. Both are quite in FRONT of the balance point so the skis are quite tail heavy. I've never had classic skis like that. I noticed them acting funny today when I reversed directions, lifting the skis and the tails drooped quickly. I suggest re...
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Fun w new skis!

Judging by the print on the skis it seems like the right ski has its binding further forward than the left ski. Have you checked the binding mounting, Jeff?
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Fun w new skis!

Thanks, Jeff. Yes, those are skate flexors or bumpers because they have the rear flexor part, the small part behind the catch.
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Spoiler Alert: Sprint Final
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Spoiler Alert: Sprint Final

it seemed like several were running up and maybe also some women? maybe it relates to steepness and is a new formula. As a hill gets steeper maybe now they like to transition like this: DP > KDP > striding > running > herringbone I think it seems like Kläbo has replaced both striding and herringbon...
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can u believe?!
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Can u believe?!

That is really a pity, Jeff. I see you have a pair of Edsbyn Hunter! Is that an NNN BC binding on them? What brands are the other skis?

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